Review Category : Arts

A Living Cinema

On Apr. 21, Canadian artist and animator Pierre Hébert will appear in Davis to discuss his work in the fields of animation and live drawing. The event is sponsored by the technocultural studies and film studies departments and will be held in the TCS building (formerly the Art Annex) throughout the day, starting at 11 a.m.

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Films with a feminist edge

It's no secret that filmmakers possess the unique ability to provide lasting memories using vivid images and exciting mediums; films just seem to stay with you.

The fourth annual Davis Feminist Film Festival will showcase a spread of very diverse film styles, voices, viewpoints and talent. The festival kicks off tonight at 8 and will continue tomorrow. It takes place at the Veterans Memorial Center Theatre on 14th and E streets.

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Fourth Annual Search Party: Davis, Sponsored by the ASUCD Entertainment Council, KDVS 90.3 FM and The California Aggie

Student musicians, the spotlights are searching for you! It's time for the annual campus media sponsored Search Party talent show. Co-sponsored by KDVS 90.3 FM, The California Aggie and the ASUCD Entertainment Council, Search Party gives UC Davis' budding musicians the opportunity to perform to the campus community. Submissions will be due by 4 p.m. on Apr. 23 to the office of KDVS 90.3 FM, located at 14 Lower Freeborn Hall.

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Sunshine Cleaning highlights young talent

It's almost too easy to draw comparisons between Sunshine Cleaning and recent entries to the newly minted category of, for lack of an official name, "quirky indie films." They all have in common a quiet, quaint sense of humor that sets them apart from boisterous big-budget comedies. Sunshine Cleaning, directed by New Zealand-born Christine Jeffs, follows in this vein in its own way.

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X marks the spot

At the beginning of April, Hugh Jackman made an online announcement on YouTube of a contest that would get the world premiere of his upcoming movie X-Men Origins: Wolverine in the city with most votes.

Voting continues until Friday. To vote for Davis, go to x-menorigins.com/premiere and put in the 95616 area code.

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Skull Candy concert cancelled

Skull Candy, an on-campus concert featuring Gym Class Heroes, Shwayze, LMFAO, Tyga, The Knux and HardNox, has been cancelled.

Students who purchased tickets through the ticket office at Freeborn Hall will be issued full refunds at the original point of purchase. The deadline to receive a refund is Friday. For more information, call 752-1915.

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Correction

 

In the Apr. 7 article "Art exhibit touches upon issues of marginalization," it should have stated that Badiah Haffejee was the producer, editor, videographer and director of senior sociology major Markee Slagel's self-interview in the exhibit "Academic Inclusion: Undoing Marginalization." The Aggie regrets the error.

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Fourth Annual Search Party: Davis, Sponsored by the ASUCD Entertainment Council, KDVS 90.3 FM and The California Aggie

Student musicians, the spotlights are searching for you! It’s time for the annual campus media sponsored Search Party talent show. Co-sponsored by KDVS 90.3 FM, The California Aggie and the ASUCD Entertainment Council, Search Party gives UC Davis‘ budding musicians the opportunity to perform to the campus community. Submissions will be due by 4 p.m. on Apr. 17 to the office of KDVS 90.3 FM, located at 14 Lower Freeborn Hall. The Search Party will take place in three rounds. First, all submissions will be listened to and judged by a panel of Entertainment Council, KDVS and Aggie staff representatives. Based on this judging, three winners will be announced and be given spreads in MUSE as well as air time on a KDVS show. The third round will be the live component – the finalists will perform at the ASUCD Coffee House in May. Please join the Facebook event group under the ASUCD Entertainment Council, look to issues of MUSE and listen to KDVS 90.3 for more information on the... ...

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5 Questions with … Joshua Clover

April is National Poetry Month, and in honor of the celebration, MUSE talked to UC Davis English professor and poet Joshua Clover, the author of poetry books Madonna anno domini and The Totality for Kids.

1. What first inspired you to begin writing poetry?

 

I'm not sure I really believe in inspiration, either when one begins writing poetry or for any given poem. People have been writing poems for millennia; it's one of the things on the menu, like raspberries or riding a bicycle. I like those, too.

 

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Arts Week

MUSIC

Deadly Davis Derby/Dance Party/Dash

Friday, 6 p.m., $3-5

Delta of Venus at 122 B St.

It's good ol' fashioned madness and malarkey presented by the Davis Bicycle Collective. Make sure to get to Delta of Venus at 5:30 p.m. to register your team. The race starts at Delta, goes around Davis and is followed by a dance party featuring DJs TAO, Nix, Dog Tonez and Jordie La Forge.

Drive, Fair Game, Kattywompus, The Grumpy, Private Criminals

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CD Review: Propagandhi

Propagandhi

Supporting Caste

Smallman Records

 

Rating: 5

 

A crescendo of guitar feedback gives way to a crashing of thrashing drums and rhythmic guitars. This in turn gives way to heavy melodic riffing and then a pounding rhythm accompanied with melodic vocals.

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Variations on a Theme

I'm a pacifist at heart. My aim with this column is to entertain. However, it seems that my Apr. 2 column "Don't judge" did offend at least one person by making an unintended jab at an ethnic community. And for that, I'd like to make a couple of clarifications.

In the column, I made a flippant remark about "downplaying my heritage" and "straightening the ethnicity out of my hair." These comments were meant in an entirely tongue-in-cheek manner. Me making fun of myself - all in good humor, right?

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Chatting about Observe and Report

Observe and Report isn't your typical big budget Hollywood comedy. The audience remains in constant struggle with the film's humor, unsure of whether or not laughter is intended or appropriate.

However, writer and director Jody Hill says he designed it that way, describing the film as "sad and weird."

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Search Party: Where are they now?

With the fourth annual ASUCD Entertainment Council, KDVS 90.3 FM and The California Aggie sponsored Search Party competition on the horizon, one might wonder what's become of its previous winners. Like many college bands, many student musicians have left for new hopes and projects. Three previous winners from each year of the competition stopped to talk about their current goals.

 

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CD Review: The Coathangers

The Coathangers

Scramble

Suicide Squeeze

Rating: 4

Have you ever gotten so mad that you had to go pump some iron so you wouldn't rip somebody's face off? Have you ever instantly fallen in love with someone just walking down the street?

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